Falconers train hawks, falcons and the mighty sea eagle in the Black Forest, Austria. Falconers walk. One of the falconers trains a hawk/falcon to get to the target. He trains it to fly high and to return to the target. The training of a sea eagle.
Famous tourist destinations and architecture in the Black Forest, Germany and Innsbruck, Austria. Views of the Black Forest, a wooded mountain range. Trees on either side of the Rhine valley. Farm buildings seen. Views of various buildings in Innsbruck, Austria. Snow capped mountains in the background. View of the Clock Tower building. Buildings on either side of a street. People and vehicles on the street.
"Century of Progress" Chicago World's Fair of 1933-1934. Bavarian-type building with sign reading: "The Black Forest." Visitors strolling through the area. A Hawaiian show performed by midgets, who play guitars while one dances the Hula. Midgets play a "craps" dice game on the street, with wagers of silver coins on the ground. Fair visitors watch. The game is broken up by midgets dressed as policemen.
The opening scene depicts Heldengedenktag (Heroes' memorial day) in Berlin, March 13,1938. It shows the spartan interior of the Neue Wache (New Guard) World War One memorial on Unter den Linden. A cross stands above masses of flowers and a flame burns next to it. A sentry stands outside the building. View of the equestrian statue of Frederick the Great, nearby in the center of Unter den Linden. Camera pans back across the front of the New Guard building showing soldiers in formation on either side. Accompanied by two officers, Hermann Goering in uniform, including steel helmet, walks behind soldiers as they carry a large floral wreath across the square and into the New Guard building. View from inside as they enter and place the wreath. Closeup of the wreath shows a ribbon with words: "Adolf Hitler." The two officers render a Nazi salute and Goering salutes with his Luftwaffe Field Marshal's baton. Throughout the sequence,the war song, "Ich hatt' einen Kameraden," is softly played as a slow dirge in the background. Scene shifts completely to a hall at night, in Vienna, Austria, as Goering gives a speech referring to Adolf Hitler. View of St. Stephen's cathedral and scenes from several days prior, as crowds cheer in Heldenplatz about the Anschluss (annexation of Austria by Germany). Animated map showing the territorial annexation. Slate displaying the slogan: "Ein Volk; Ein Reich; Ein Fuhrer" (One people; one nation; one leader.)
(Note: Regarding the New Guard, in Berlin: Since 1993, it has been the Central Memorial of the Federal Republic of Germany for the victims of war and tyranny. The eternal flame was replaced by a Four- times-enlarged copy of the bronze sculpture, "Mother with Dead Son,"by Kaethe Kollwitz, on a slab of black granite in the center of the room underneath the oculus. Her original small bronze made in 1937, resides in the Kaethe Kollwitz Museum in Charlottenburg.)
Adolf Hitler in Vienna, Austria around time of the Anschluss. Hitler stands in open car. A huge crowd gathered at Heldenplatz. Adolf Hitler gets out of the car. The crowd cheers. German military officers salute him with traditional right-hand salute, while SS officers, in black, give Nazi salute. Army officer, officially greeting Hitler, salutes in standard military manner, while Hitler extends Nazi salute. Adolf Hitler shakes hands with him and converses at length, after which, the officer, again, salutes traditionally, while Hitler extends arm in Nazi salute. (Throughout, German Army officers are seen rendering traditional hand salute, while SS officers, in black uniforms, give Nazi salutes.) Nazi flags hung from the buildings.Hitler reviews the troops. Large memorial wreath shown with Officers attending. Hitler participates in wreath-laying at the Austrian War Memorial near the Burgtor of the Hofburg (HabsburgPalace). Accompanied by an SS officer, Hitler converses with civilian officials. View of enthusiastic young women spectators.
An ocean liner docks in the harbor. Two Italian Black Shirt Guards aboard liner looks at another ship in the background. Guard speaks over mouthpiece. Black Shirt guards ski patrol in snow covered area. Officer briefs group of guards in the forest. They attend to wounded people and render first aid. Black Shirt Guards give their services to Italian Railroad. They participate in Combat Division at the time of war. Troops advance on field. Soldiers ready with machine guns.